Rest in the Fatigue

April 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

When asked about how I am feeling during these past 10 days, my frequent response has been "Mostly good." I had few symptoms prior to beginning treatment. I have had a couple side effects to medication, but my daily companion has been fatigue. This is all the consequences of chemotherapy and the resulting drop in my white blood count. 

The advice has been frequent: rest. Let your body take care of itself. I haven't always been very good at resting. I often failed at sabbath keeping. And truthfully, much of my resting during my working years was the pause caused by exhaustion. So I do not presume to be an expert on resting.

My body, however, has asserted itself. Rest is necessary for my recovery. And so I wait. I read. I nap. I take an occasional photo. I relax and let the healing ease my body and spirit. 

And I have to confess: it ain't all bad!


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